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Albuquerque Apparel Center Newsletter
December 2012
Our Mission
To foster the growth
of New Mexico's
Fashion, Apparel and Accessory Industry.
In This Issue
Get Your Stitch on Route 66!
ABQ Designer Opens Online Boutique
Santa Fe Fashion Week 2012
Clothing Design Services
Design&Sew 1on1
AAC On The Road
Job Opportunities
Quick Links


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Get Your Stitch on Route 66!!
This Sunday Afternoon!  Be sure to reserve your spot before they run out.  Don't sew?  Don't worry. 
There will be tons of other fun including a chance to win dinner for 2 at The Cafe Mary Jane! 
SFCC Fashion Show 2012 flyer
Santa Fe Community College FALL FASHION SHOW!
Come see unique designs from 15 emerging New Mexico's designers. 
At the Jemez rooms in the Santa Fe Community college. 6401 Richards Ave. Santa Fe, NM 87508. 505.428.1000. 

Doors Open at 6:30PM
Fashion show: 7:00PM-8:30PM
Social time (Talk with Designer and models): 8:30PM-9:30PM


For more information, visit our facebook page:

Designer Melissa Lea Launches Online Jewelry Boutique.

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Knotted Necklace

Melissa Lea, custom designer of fine southwest clothing and jewelry, is proud to announce the opening of her new

online boutique, MelissaLea.com.

She comments, "I am so excited to have this online boutique where my clients throughout the US and beyond can purchase my jewelry from anywhere at anytime. Plus, to add a unique twist, many pieces can be customized by the client through the site.

They also have an easier means of communicating with me for custom clothing design services".

"This is a great way to

de-stress holiday shopping, while simultaneously shopping local," Melissa added.


In addition to her new website, Melissa Lea has launched her new Pinterest page, pinterest.com/MelissaLeaDsgn, whereby fans can view all of her fine art and pin favorites to their own Pinterest boards.

Facebook.com/MelissaLeaDsgnMelissa Lea's new Facebook page, has also been created featuring Melissa's creative line plus updates and personal insights.


MelissaLea.com accepts secure online payments via Paypal.



Santa Fe Fashion Week
SFFW 2012
SFFW models with Celebrity Designer Gerald Larribas


Santa Fe Fashion Week 2012

was a Huge Success!

Highlights of the event can be found at our

Santa Fe Fashion Week Facebook Page as well as

Albuquerque Apparel Center Facebook Page.  


Next year is already looking to be bigger and better!  More information to follow as things progress.  See you in 2013!


Clothing Design Services

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Couture Dress, Hat, and Muff designed by Melissa Lea


Custom, Couture, and

Costume clothing design services are provided by

Award Winning

Fashion Designer

and AAC founder,

Melissa Lea.

If you are interested in

having a special garment

made in a quiet,

private setting,

please visit: MelissaLea.com/Clothing. 

  Design&Sew 1on1
Classes1 Melissa and student
Melissa Lea and student.

Do you have a favorite garment

you want to sew?  Are there parts of pattern making/altering and/or sewing you don't understand or want additional help with?  


Award Winning Fashion Designer and Albuquerque Apparel Center president Melissa Lea will explain things 1on1 and teach you how to accomplish your design dreams!


For more information, visit our

Learning Center at ABQ Apparel Center.com.
  AAC is traveling New Mexico!!!

AAC Logo Dec2011Classes and seminars will be held at various locations throughout Albuquerque as well as other areas throughout New Mexico.  Please refer to the Learning Center section of our website for details and locations of future events.  


If you would like us to visit your area for Classes or Seminars please contact Melissa Lea at 505-803-6966 or melissa@AbqApparelCenter.com.

Job Opportunities

If you or your business offers anything related to the apparel and fashion industry, you MUST be a part of NMFashionInfo.com


Submit your membership information online.  Payments submitted securely via Paypal.


Have questions? Contact us at info@abqapparelcenter.com
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